Professor Wamberto Vasconcelos

Professor Wamberto Vasconcelos
MSc., PhD.

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Biography

My background is in Computing Science and Artificial Intelligence. My research interest lies in the intersection of knowledge representation & reasoning (KRR) and software engineering, especifically in supporting software engineering through the use of logics and theorem proving.

My research over the years shifted from stand-alone (logic) programs, to distributed computing and sofware agents and autonomous agents. More recent work addresses normative aspects of distributed software, that is, how norms (such as "who bids must pay"; "only bidders with a letter of credit may bid", and so on) can help the design, implementation and evaluation of large ecosystems of autonomous and self-interested software agents.

I have worked closely with various segments of industry, government and third sector, in collaborative research and as a consultant. Exploring and solving real-life problems is very rewarding.


Qualifications

PhD, Artificial Intelligence University of Edinburgh 1995
MSc, Computing Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1987
Research

Research Areas

Specialisms

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Systems Engineering

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International


Research Overview

Computational logic, software engineering, distributed computing and systems, multi-agent systems


Collaborations

  • Informatics, University of Edinburgh (Prof. Dave Robertson)
  • AGH University, Cracow, Poland (Dr. Bartlomiej Sniezynski)
  • King's College, London, UK (Prof. Michael Luck and Dr. Simon Miles)
  • University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Dr. Flavio Soares Correa da Silva)
  • University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (Prof. Stephen Cranefield)

Research Funding and Grants

  • Scrutable Autonomous Systems (SASSY). EPSRC. 2012-2015. Principal Investigator. Amount: GBP 1.1M
  • ALIVE Research Project. The European Commission (FP7). 2008-2010. Principal Investigator. Amount: GBP 350,000
  • International Technology Alliance (ITA). The Department of Defence (USA) and Ministry of Defence (UK). 2006-2011. Co-Investigator. Amount GBP 2,900,000.
  • Conference Grant. The Royal Society. May 2007. Amount: GBP 500.
  • International Exchange Programme. The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Jan–Feb 2005. Amount: GBP 1,500
Teaching

Courses


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Course organiser and lecturer for the module Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (CS5060)
  • Course organiser and lecturer for the module Software Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (CS551K)
Publications

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  • LS2C - A platform for norm controlled social computers

    da Silva, F. S. C., Robertson, D. S., Vasconcelos, W. W.

    Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Duval, B., van den Herik, J., Loiseau, S., Filipe, J. (eds.). Springer-Verlag pp. 284-297, 14 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • LS2C - A platform to design, implement and execute Social computations

    Da Silva, F. S. C., Robertson, D. S., Vasconcelos, W. W.

    ICAART 2015 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. SciTePress pp. 196-203, 8 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Minimality and simplicity in the on-line automated synthesis of normative systems

    Morales, J., Lopez-Sanchez, M., Rodriguez-Aguilar, J. A., Wooldridge, M., Vasconcelos, W.

    AAMAS '14 Proceedings of the 2014 international conference on Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. Bazzan, A., Huhns, M., Lomuscio, A., Scerri, P. (eds.). International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) pp. 109-116, 8 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • NormLab: A framework to support research on norm synthesis

    Morales, J., Mendizabal, I., Sánchez-Pinsach, D., Lopez-Sanchez, M., Wooldridge, M., Vasconcelos, W.

    AAMAS '14 Proceedings of the 2014 international conference on Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. Bazzan, A., Huhns, M., Lomuscio, A., Scerri, P. (eds.). International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) pp. 1697-1698, 2 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • We Ought To; They Do; Blame the Management!: A conceptualisation of group norms

    Aldewereld, H., Dignum, V., Vasconcelos, W.

    Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems IX. Balke, T., Dignum, F., van Riemsdijk, M. B., Chopra, A. K. (eds.). Springer pp. 195-210, 16 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Adaptive Visualization of Plans

    Tintarev, N., Kutlak, R., Masthoff, J., van Deemter, K., Oren, N., Vasconcelos, W. W.

    UMAP.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Scrutable plan enactment via argumentation and natural language generation

    Caminada, M., Kutlak, R., Oren, N., Vasconcelos, W. W.

    Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2014), May 5-9, 2014, Paris, France. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 1625-1626, 2 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

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